As my headline states this book is the S & M of BDSM. There is consentual pain afflection; cutting of skin; and blood lust. There is also a very good preditor plot with mystery, suspense, and murder.
One Cut Deeper focuses more on the actual S & M acts than sex. So if you're looking for a sweet, sexy, BDSM and are faint of heart this book is Not for you. If you like to darker, thrilling, mysterious side then you'll enjoy this book.
I personally love romance books that are dark, thrilling, suspenseful with twists and turns that keep you guessing and approaches subjects like serial killers, human trafficking, bratva, mafia, cartel, etc. This book does not dissappoint and from what I've read the second book: Two Cuts Darker will follow suite.
One Cut Deeper can be a stand alone book, no cliffhanger, but the second book Two Cuts Darker does continue with characters from the first book.
Absolutely worth a Credit!!! I want the second book now....but will have to wait until the end of February.
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I didn't get halfway through this book before I asked audible for a return. The woman in this book is naïve, and he is an overruling piece of crap and is VERY pushy about her using safe words. It's like the author was trying to cover their ass from scrutiny like 50 shades had from being "abusive". Coming from someone who lives this kind of lifestyle, is a blood player, this book is garbage, poorly written, and highly over dramatic.
Would you listen to One Cut Deeper again? Why?
No, I would not listen to it again.
Would you recommend One Cut Deeper to your friends? Why or why not?
No, I would not recommend. I think my friends would find the heroine weak - lacking personlity.
What does Summer Morton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Summer Morton did an amazing job narrating. I will definitely look for more books narrated by her.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
It has nothing to do with the heroine being a sub or that she liked pain that I though she was weak. Nor did I think she was weak because she wanted a full -time DOM. It was that she could not think for herself when Charlie was not around. Also, when the FBI questioned her at the end, with just a smile and some kindness, she would spill the beans. I am not sure what Charlie liked about her except that she was a sub that loved pain and did not mind knife play with blood. They barely talked except when the heroine explained how her last Dom, Josh, left her because he could not handle her dependency on him. I have read several books with D/s, but this has to be the weakest heroine I have ever encountered in a story. I understood her submissiveness when in play, but she had no personality. Again, I ask what did Charlie see in her??? I did like the suspense with the serial killer. I am not sure if I will listen to the next book in the series. I will have to wait and see if there are reviews that state that the heroine grew a personality.
What made the experience of listening to One Cut Deeper the most enjoyable?
First, this book is not for the faint of heart. There'll be hardcore BDSM play, to include biting, knife play and blood play. The storyline, though, wow! This was my first Joely Sue Burkhart book and I wasn't disappointment. This story is dark, very dark, but exciting, suspenseful, and touching. It's a story about two broken souls who find each other. Sort of. They're relationship is very hardcore - I cannot stress that enough, so if you're squeamish, skip this book. If you're a bit twisted, like me, you will adore this book. The plot has enough romance, mystery, and suspense, to keep you interested. I couldn't stop listening.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Charlie, despite his dark tendencies, he's a good guy - sorta!
What about Summer Morton’s performance did you like?
I'm familiar with Summer Morton's work from other books. She gave a stellar performance, as usual.
Any additional comments?
I was surprised and delighted to see a book that dealt with the harder side of BDSM without being considered out and out porn. It wasn't your usual tie them up and tease type of play. It was the darker side of some hardcore slave issues. Yes, slave. While I'm not into it, it was a great break from the norm!
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